Regulatory Roundup, June 3, 2016

Regulatory Roundup is a weekly digest of employee wellness and safety news.

Texas Mutual News

June 1, 2016: The day to stop experimenting with chemical safety
pictogramAs of June 1, 2016, OSHA required full compliance with its revised hazard communication standard. Our blog featured practical tips anyone can use to protect themselves when working with hazardous chemicals…MORE

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Summer jobs can carry a price tag for teens
School’s out, and thousands of teens are pounding the pavement in search of jobs. Many will land in the retail industry, where slips, trips, falls and workplace violence can rob them of off-the-clock fun in the sun…MORE

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

FDA approves first implant for opioid dependence treatment
Narcotics with Prescription Warning LabelThe implant delivers a constant, low-level dose of buprenorphine for six months in patients who are stable on low-to-moderate doses of other forms of buprenorphine. Previously, the FDA only approved buprenorphine for opioid dependence treatment as a pill or a film placed under the tongue or on the inside of a person’s cheek…MORE

National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)

NFPA combustible dust standard now in place
The standard promotes three principles: control the fuel, control the ignition sources and limit the spread of combustion events…ORE

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Deaths in abandoned mines prompt MSHA safety alert
safety alertWhen curious explorers relent to the temptation of investigating abandoned mines, the results can be fatal. MSHA urges mine operators to inspect their mines for hazards; build or fix fences, gates and berms; post additional signage; issue public service announcements; and discuss mine hazards through local media outlets…MORE

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA unveils ambitious spring regulatory agenda
Before the curtain closes on the current administration, OSHA plans to roll out is long-awaited walking/working surfaces rule. The rule is one of 15 substantive initiatives highlighting OSHA’s ambitious spring regulatory agenda…MORE

Texas Department of State Health Services (Texas DSHS)

New campaign aims to take the bite out of Zika
mosquitoZika won’t have a biting chance this summer if the Texas DSHS has anything to say about it. The agency launched a campaign featuring radio, television, online and outdoor ads reminding people to eliminate standing water, keep mosquitoes out of their homes and prevent mosquito bites…MORE

Studies, Resources, Trends, News

Prince one of 50 who overdosed on opioids on same day
The day Prince died, the music also stopped for 51 other people. The common denominator: Dependence on a perfectly legal, yet highly lethal prescription medication…MORE

7 common workplace hazards, and how to control them
National Safety Council consultants inspect worksites on every corner of the globe. In this infographic, they reveal the seven most common hazards they see and explain how employers can control them… MORE



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